BTtoP's Decennial Report

This report details the activities, findings, and theoretical framework of BTtoP's first decade of work. In 2002, co-founders Don Harward, Project Director, and Sally Engelhard Pingree, primary supporter, began conversations about the mental health and multiple observable forms of disengagement among college and university students. The result of these conversations was the idea that studying and then supporting the interrelationships of engaged learning, civic engagement, and students’ well-being would provide some context to begin discussing the roots of the perceived patterns of disengagement.

Bringing Theory to Practice is now understood and appreciated as being a rare source of intellectual and practical assistance to all institutional constituencies willing to make, or strengthen, the changes needed to realize their own missions of learning and discovery, creating campus cultures for learning that recognize the necessary connections of higher learning to student well-being and to their civic engagement and development.